Synod 2021-2023

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“Synodality is the way of
being the Church today
according to the will of God
in a dynamic of discerning
and listening together
to the voice of the Holy Spirit.”

Pope Francis


Archdiocesan Synod Report



Timeline of Synod 2021-2023

Oct. 4, 2021: Archbishop Donald Bolen invites all the faithful to participate in the Synod

Oct. 9-10, 2021: Opening of the Synodal Process in Rome. Pope Francis inaugurates the Synod during a solemn Mass.

Oct. 17, 2021: Archbishop Donald Bolen launches the diocesan phase of the Synod during Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina. Around the world, bishops launch the synod in their dioceses.

Oct. 27 and Oct. 30, 2021: Training sessions offered for leaders of parish and group consultations

Nov. 24, 2021, 7pm -- Synod FAQ workshop: A session for pastors, parish leaders, and all those leading consultations on the Synod.

Feb. 2, 2022, 7pm -- Synod Check-in: A session for parish and group leaders.

May 9, 2022 (new date): Deadline for submissions from all parishes, groups, and individuals

May 28, 2022: Walking Together at the Archdiocesan Synod Gathering

June 17, 2022: Diocesan synthesis text due at the Assembly of Western Catholic Bishops
The ACWB and other regional assemblies (Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada) will each produce a regional synthesis for incorporation into a national synthesis document prepared by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)..

July 11, 2022: The regional synthesis reports are due at the CCCB.

Aug. 15, 2022 (new date): The national synthesis document, incorporating input from every diocese in Canada, will be sent to Rome.

Sept. 2022: 1st draft of the Instrumentum Laboris (the working document of the Synod) to be released by General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops

until Mar. 2023: Continental assemblies in Africa, Oceania, Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and North America

June 2023: 2nd draft of the Instrumentum Laboris to be released

Oct. 2023: Synod of Bishops gathers in Rome, produces Final Document

2024: Pope Francis issues an apostolic exhortation on synodality

2024 and continuing: Dioceses around the world begin to implement the recommendations of the Synod

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